Nobody knew anything about Star Trek Into Darkness. The trailers for J.J. Abrams’ reboot-prequel-sequel were filled with mind-blowing images: Spaceships falling to earth! Spock jumping across flying vehicles! Pretty red trees! But besides a boilerplate plot description that read like a Blockbuster Sequel Mad Libs — “personal score to settle,” “epic chess game of life and death,” “sacrifices must be made” — the actual plot of Into Darkness was shrouded in mystery. And nothing was more mysterious than the film’s newest and most glamourous addition: Benedict Cumberbatch, who was playing a character named “John Harrison,” the red herringest of red herring franchise names since “John Blake.” Well, now we finally know the truth. At long last, we can all finally bask in the knowledge that has been kept hidden for so long. SPOILER ALERT from here, because ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to introduce: READ FULL STORY »
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If you’re a Star Trek fan of pretty much any stripe — a Trekkie, a Trekker, a Bonesy-come-lately fan of J.J. Abrams’ high style 2009 reboot — then the last few weeks and months have likely included some heated debate over who exactly Benedict Cumberbatch is playing in next summer’s Star Trek Into Darkness. From the moment he was cast as the ostensible villain in the film, the geekosphere has been humming over whether Benny Batch would be taking on the ne plus ultra of Trek Big Bads, Khan Noonien Singh. And pretty much from that same moment, J.J. Abrams, Paramount, and most everyone involved with the film have been disabusing fans of this notion. Except when they’ve been doing the opposite. READ FULL STORY »
Guys. GUYS. Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch — the “blue eyed sexbomb” who stars in the BBC’s Sherlock — apparently call themselves Cumberbitches.
We’ll pause for a moment to let that sink in.
That name must be recognized as one of the most creative in fandom history. It’s one thing to simply riff on a title (Trekkies/Trekkers, Whovians); it’s quite another to design a perfect pun, or to go even further by naming your fandom after a made-up word (Insane Clown Posse fans = Juggalos). Cumberbitches, welcome to an elite squad comprised of those who have gone the extra mile in the name of fan love. Your compatriots include:
Hookers, ladies who love Once Upon a Time‘s Captain Hook
Juggalos, who derive their name from an ICP song called “The Juggla.”
Bronies, the male fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic